Hay Reports Archive

Hay Report – 10th Sept 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY READ THE FULL REPORT  Driving Prices Up –   The seasonal outlook released by BOM is predicting above average rainfall for the eastern parts of Australia as well as parts of Western...

Hay Report – 3rd Sept 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY READ FULL REPORT Driving Prices Up –   Mice concerns are already being experienced in the Darling Downs of QLD as growers move quickly to try and bring numbers under control. As...

Hay Report – 27 August 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY Read the full Report Driving Prices Up – Reduced production of hay for export across the West and South Australia will mean no overflow into the domestic market. – Cost of...

Hay Report – 20 August 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY READ THE FULL REPORT Driving Prices Up – Reduced production of hay for export across the West and South Australia will mean no overflow into the domestic market. – Despite a strong...

Hay Report – 6 August 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY Driving Prices Up –   Farmers taking advantage of prices and securing the remainder of good quality cereal hay to be stored for when conditions are not as favorable. –   The recent...

Hay Report – 23 July 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY Download the full Report Driving Prices Up The cost of production for growers has had a big leap in comparison to previous years with fertiliser and chemical shortages due to COVID...

Hay Report – 16 July 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY Driving Prices Up A reduction in hay produced this season due to export concerns, an increase in mice again come spring and wet conditions may see many growers again produce a...

Hay Report – 9 July 2021

NATIONAL SUMMARY Driving Prices Up Demand has lifted in Gippsland and Southwest Victoria due to the recent wet and cold conditions, with enquiries coming in for cereal and pasture hay to carry stock...

Hay Report – 2 July 2021

Northern Australia – Summary Demand in the Atherton Tablelands remains steady with a small amount moving locally. Following the recent rainfall in QLD many parts including the Tablelands have had an...

Hay Report – 25 June 2021

Northern Australia – Summary Demand in the Atherton Tablelands remains steady with a small amount moving locally. Following the recent rainfall in QLD many parts including the Tablelands have had an...

Hay Report – 18 June 2021

Northern Australia – Summary Demand in the Atherton Tablelands remains steady with a small amount moving locally. Following the recent rainfall in QLD many parts including the Tablelands have had an...

Hay Report – 18 June 2021

Northern Australia – Summary Demand in the Atherton Tablelands remains steady with a small amount moving locally. Following the recent rainfall in QLD many parts including the Tablelands have had an...

Hay Report – 21 May 2021

National Commentary Despite a good autumn break reaching many parts of Australia the Mallee and Wimmera in Victoria and throughout most of South Australia remain dry. A significant amount of dry...

Hay Report – 7 May 2021

National Commentary Good follow up rain this week in parts of Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. The Mallee and Wimmera in Victoria and throughout South Australia remain significantly dry....

Hay Report – 30 April 2021

National Commentary New season cropping is now underway in some parts of New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Some growers that haven’t seen the autumn break yet in the west of Victoria,...

Hay Report – 23 April 2021

National Commentary Flood affected areas from Port Macquarie down to Taree continue to dry out following recent floods. Fodder continues to be freighted into these areas through purchases and...

Hay Report – 16 April 2021

National Commentary Dryer conditions have been repeated this week across much of the country. Port Macquarie down to Taree has been reported as the hardest hit section of coast following the recent...

Hay Report – 9 April 2021

National Commentary This week was a much dryer week following recent flooding in Queensland and New South Wales. The North Coast continues to receive steady rain but have not been impacted due to...

Hay Report – 26 March 2021

National Commentary This week saw a slow moving, intense rain system travel down the eastern side of Australia. Many parts of Queensland and New South Wales have experienced flooding. Farms in New...

Hay Report – 19 March 2021

National Commentary Good rain recorded this week in Southern Queensland, boosting the confidence of farmers and growers coming into the new cropping season. Rain forecast this coming weekend for...

Hay Report – 12 March 2021

National Commentary It will be crucial that rain continues to fall at the right time for growers this year. Despite the summer rain in many parts conditions can quickly become dry again. Domestic...

Hay Report – 26 February 2021

National Commentary It will be crucial that rain continues to fall at the right time for growers this year. Despite the summer rain in many parts conditions can quickly become dry again. Domestic...

Hay Report – 5 February 2020

National Commentary The last week has brought thunderstorm conditions to many parts of Australia, with Central West New South Wales recording up to 100mm. Western Australia continues to be dry and...

Hay Report – 22 January 2020

National Commentary Most regions experienced dry conditions this week. Extreme heat expected to hit New South Wales and Victoria this weekend with temperatures reported to reach as high as 45...

Hay Report – 15 January 2020

National Summary A somewhat dryer week for many parts of Australia. The Atherton Tablelands continue to be impacted by heavy rainfall. Straw continues to be made in Victoria and South Australia to...

Hay Report – 8 January 2020

National Summary Heavy rainfall has occurred in the northern part of the country and into New South Wales over the last fortnight. Southern parts continue to see storm activity that has delivered...

Hay Report – 18 December 2020

National Summary Thunderstorms and showers this week causing widespread moderate falls across northern Queensland and parts of central west Queensland. Heavy showers and thunderstorms then followed...

Hay Report – 11 December 2020

National Summary Milder conditions across the southern states following a number of windy and hot days. Growers are now concentrating on their grain harvest. High grading lucerne continues to be in...

Hay Report – 4 December 2020

National Summary Many parts experienced over 40 degrees earlier in the week with extremely windy conditions. Growers are now concentrating on their grain harvest. A significant amount of corn is...

Hay Report – 27 November 2020

National Summary Storms early in the week across South Australia, Victoria and Southern New South Wales brought 20-30mm of rain. Many parts expected to experience over 40 degrees this weekend. New...

Hay Report – 20 November 2020

National Summary Any growers through the southern states with later crops have done well, getting much better conditions compared to October. New season cereal and vetch hay production expected to...

Hay Report – 13 November 2020

National Summary Many areas have now finished the hay season, it has been a difficult finish for growers in the southern states after such a good lead in. Reports that hay production has been well...

Hay Report – 30 October 2020

National Summary The wet hay making conditions felt in Central South Australia as well as into the Mallee and Wimmera have now been felt across New South Wales and Northern Victoria. Areas are...

Hay Report – 16 October 2020

National Commentary The week has brought better conditions for hay making in South Australia and Western Victoria. Growers are moving as quickly as they can to get it in the bail before the next...

Hay Report – 9 October 2020

National Commentary Central SA and the Mallee in Victoria have continued to be hindered by rain with some parts recording over 20mm this week. There will be varying degrees of damage to vetch and...

Hay Report – 2 October 2020

National Commentary October looks to be a wet month with many parts of southern NSW, Victoria and SA set to again receive rain over the next seven days. Central SA and the Mallee in Victoria have...

Hay Report – 18 September 2020

National Commentary Most of the southern parts of Australia and Western Australia are forecast to receive rain over the next week. Rain will be ideal for some to finish off crops but for others it...

Hay Report – 11 September 2020

National Commentary Reports across all areas that it is one of the best seasons being experienced. Growers who traditionally produce 50% hay and 50% grain in Southern Australia are now considering...

Hay Report – 4 September 2020

National Commentary As we head into spring a dryer week has been recorded for all regions. Growers are concerned about reports of a wet spring in Southern Australia. In a year where there will be a...

Hay Report – 4 September 2020

National Summary As we head into spring a dryer week has been recorded for all regions. Growers are concerned about reports of a wet spring in Southern Australia. In a year where there will be a...

Hay Report – 28 August 2020

National Summary Most areas have reported a dryer week which has enabled some parts to dry out, Gippsland is still significantly wet. The Mallee and Wimmera areas are reporting good conditions, this...

Hay Report – 14 August 2020

National Summary Good rainfall was reported in many parts of Australia over the past week. Two of the driest regions, the Darling Downs and Southwest Western Australia recorded 20-25mm. The Mallee...

Hay Report – 7 August 2020

National Summary Rain is expected to fall in many parts of Australia over the next week, including Southwest Western Australia where it has been becoming increasingly dry. Reports across the board...

Hay Report – 31 July 2020

National Summary Good rainfall received this past week on the North Coast, in Central West New South Wales and Bega. Southwest Western Australia is starting to dry out and despite some falls over...

Hay Report – 24 July 2020

National Summary Most areas continue to report that new season crops are doing well. Some southern parts of New South Wales, North West Victoria and South Australia will need to see decent rainfalls...

Hay Report – 10 July 2020

National Summary Most areas are now reporting that new season crops are up and looking good. Urea applications and spraying of broadleaf is happening in several areas. The Darling Downs, Bega and...

Hay Report – 3 July 2020

National Summary Most areas are now reporting that new season crops are up and looking excellent with some regions stating it’s the best start in a long time. The Darling Downs and Bega...

Hay Report – 26 June 2020

National Summary Most areas are now reporting that new season crops are up and looking very good with some regions reporting best start to their seasons. The Darling Downs and Bega regions are still...

Hay Report – 12 June 2020

National Summary Most areas are now reporting that new season crops are up and looking good. The Darling Downs and Southwest Western Australia looking for good rainfall now. Many parts across New...

Hay Report – 5 June 2020

National Summary Most areas across the board continue to enjoy excellent seasonal conditions. Bega sadly still affected by the ongoing dry in the area and the Darling Downs looking for good rainfall...

Hay Report – 29 May 2020

National Summary Central West NSW, Southern NSW and most parts of Victoria continue to enjoy a fantastic winter seeding time. Some rainfall is forecast this coming week. These areas are also...

Hay Report – 15 May 2020

National Summary Central West NSW, Southern NSW and most parts of Victoria continue to enjoy ideal conditions for winter seeding. Some rainfall is forecast this coming week. These areas are also...

Hay Report – 8 May 2020

National Summary This past week has again brought rain to regions of South Australia. While NSW and most parts of Victoria have enjoyed a break allowing paddocks to dry out for farmers so they can...

Hay Report – 1 May 2020

National Summary This past week has again brought some much-needed rain to Southwest Victoria and Southeast South Australia. Northern Victoria and southern NSW saw widespread heavy rainfall. The...

Hay Report – 24 April 2020

National Summary Last week brought much needed rain to some regions of South Australia. While giving other areas throughout Victoria a break to allow seeding of new season crops to continue....

Hay Report – 17 April 2020

National Summary Last week brought rain to most regions, with only central South Australia missing out. More rain fell this week in parts of Victoria and Tasmania. Some regions that were drying out,...

Hay Report – 3 April 2020

National Summary Rain fell in many of the regions this week, with some getting more than others. Decent rain fell in parts of NSW, Victoria, and Tasmania. South Australia has missed out on much of...

Hay Report – 27 March 2020

National Summary While there is still green feed around, many of the regions are starting to dry out. South Australia, which has missed most of the rain, is very dry, and farmers are hoping for...

Hay Report – 20 March 2020

National Commentary All remains quiet on the market this week. While there is still a little bit of demand coming from some areas in NSW and Queensland, this continues to slow. For most regions...

Hay Report – 13 March 2020

National Summary After consistent rainfall, much of the nation is looking green. For the most part, the northern and southern regions have green pick available. In the northern regions, late sown...

Hay Report – 28 February 2020

National Summary The fodder market is very responsive to rain and with recent falls occurring in many regions around the country over the last few weeks (at long last), demand has quickly...

Hay Report – 14 February 2020

National Summary It was a wet week for parts of Queensland and NSW with some regions recording between 100 and 500mm of rainfall. While coastal regions in NSW received high rainfall, it was patchy...

Hay Report – 7 February 2020

National Summary Patchy rain fell throughout much of the nation this week and more rain is forecast for the rest of the week, and early next week. North coast NSW, the Goulburn Valley, Gippsland,...

Hay Report – 31 January 2020

National Summary Temperatures are soaring this week as most of the nation experiences a heatwave. For some parts of the nation this heatwave will bring rain, however some regions will miss out on...

Hay Report – 24 January 2020

National Summary Rain fell last week throughout much of the nation. The Atherton Tablelands, the Darling Downs, and north coast NSW had high rainfall. In central west NSW, Bega, the Goulburn Valley,...

Hay Report – 17 January 2020

National Summary Rain and storms are forecast to fall across most of the southeast of Australia this week. While South Australia will not receive these storms, they are forecast throughout Victoria,...

Hay Report – 10 January 2020

National Summary As last year drew to a close, hay demand was high throughout the country, and now moving forward into the new year, hay demand is even stronger. There is a lot of hay moving all...

Hay Report – 20 December 2019

National Summary A heatwave hit most of Australia this week with many experiencing temperatures into the 40s. For many this heat has been prohibitive for activity on the farm, but for some farmers...

Hay Report – 13 December 2019

National Summary The water for fodder program opened this week. Farmers connected to the southern Murray – Darling Basin were eligible to apply to purchase South Australian water at a...

Hay Report – 6 December 2019

National Summary Rain fell this week in many of the regions. For the Darling Downs, central west NSW, north coast NSW and the Goulburn Valley, the soil remains dry after the rain event, with much...

Hay Report – 30 November 2019

National Summary The northern regions remain dry this week with no rainfall recorded in the Atherton Tablelands, the Darling Downs, central west NSW, north coast NSW, and Bega. Rain in the southern...

Hay Report – 23 November 2019

National Summary Hot and windy conditions were experienced throughout the nation this week. No rainfall was recorded in the northern regions, the Goulburn Valley, southeast South Australia or...

Hay Report – 15 November 2019

National Summary Windy conditions were experienced in all regions excluding southwest Western Australia this week. These windy conditions have been accompanied by hot and dry conditions in the...

Hay Report – 25 October 2019

National Summary Hay is being made all across the country. The season is drawing to a close in the Darling Downs and is central west NSW while in the Goulburn Valley, central South Australia, and...

Hay Report – 11 October 2019

National Summary More new season hay came onto the market this week. Hay is being made in the Atherton Tablelands, the Darling Downs, central west NSW, north coast NSW, southeast South Australia...

Hay Report – 4 October 2019

National Summary Unseasonably warm weather arrived this week and is forecast to persist through the weekend for much of the nation. The Darling Downs, north coast NSW, central west NSW, Bega, the...

Hay Report – 20 September 2019

National Summary   The weather is starting to warm, however, we are still getting frosts throughout the nation. Frosts were reported this week in the Atherton Tablelands, central west NSW,...

Hay Report – 13 September 2019

National Summary   The new season is upon us with hay in some of the southern and northern regions starting to be made. North coast NSW, the Darling Downs, and central South Australia are...

Hay Report – 6 September 2019

National Summary   It was a dry week in the Atherton Tablelands, the Darling Downs, central west NSW, Bega, the Goulburn Valley and central South Australia. This permitted hay making in...

Hay Report – 30 August 2019

National Summary   As we move into the final week of winter all is quiet in the market. While more hay is being released in southern Australia, it is postulated many farmers across the...

Hay Report – 16 August 2019

National Summary   The cool front that swept through southern Australia brought rain to central South Australia, southeast South Australia, southwest Victoria, the Goulburn Valley and...

Hay Report – 9 August 2019

National Summary   With wild weather forecast for much of the south of the nation many farmers are busy this week preparing for rain.  The grass is starting to get going for southwest...

Hay Report – 26 July 2019

National Summary    Demand has eased throughout much of the nation. In regions such as the Goulburn Valley, southwest Victoria, southeast South Australia, central South Australia and...

Hay Report – 19 July 2019

National Summary   Rain fell this week in the Goulburn Valley, Gippsland, southwest Victoria, southeast South Australia, central South Australia and northwest Tasmania. Farmers in the...

Hay Report – 12 July 2019

National Summary   Some region have experienced high rainfall over the last few weeks. In regions such as north coast NSW, northwest Tasmania and southwest Western Australia it is too wet...

Hay Report – 05 July 2019

National Summary   Next seasons crops have germinated and are currently looking good in the Goulburn Valley, southwest Victoria, southeast South Australia, central South Australia and...

Hay Report – 28 June 2019

National Summary   The weather continues to cool throughout the nation with mosts regions reporting frosts this week. Only the Atherton Tablelands, north coast NSW and southwest Western...

Hay Report – 21 June 2019

National Summary   More rain and frosts have featured in this week’s weather report across the eastern states. The land in Central west NSW and the Darling Downs is still quite dry...

Hay Report – 14 June 2019

National Summary   Frosts have started to set in throughout the nation. This week the Darling Downs, north coast NSW, central west NSW, Bega, Gippsland and central South Australia have all...

Hay Report – 31 May 2019

National Summary   As we move into the final week of autumn the weather has started to cool. Frosts are forecast later this week for the Darling Downs, Bega and north coast NSW. Parts of...

Hay Report – 24 May 2019

National Summary   More rain has come to parts of the nation with southwest Victoria and southeast South Australia receiving their autumn break. More rain is needed for Gippsland, central...

Hay Report – 10 May 2019

National Summary   Rains came and have started to moisten the soils for much of the nation. The Goulburn Valley have had their autumn break and with the forecast follow-up rain, it is...

Hay Report – 3 May 2019

National Summary   No price changes were noted in the market this week. As supplies become more difficult to source many farmers are only supplying regular customers. Some farmers are busy...

Hay Report – 26 April 2019

National Summary   Feed supplies for much of the nation are becoming limited. With most hay spoken for, many farmers are now only servicing regular buyers. We are seeing some low-grade hay...

Hay Report – 12 April 2019

National Summary   Demand for feed continues to be strong throughout much of the nation. We are seeing an ease in demand in the Darling Downs and north coast NSW, however demand in these...

Hay Report – 5 April 2019

National Summary   Rain continues to fall in the Atherton Tablands, the Darling Downs, central west NSW and north coast NSW. These rains are holding off activity in the Atherton...

Hay Report -29 March 2019

National Summary   Following rainfall, some farmers in central west NSW and north coast NSW have been busy this week sewing crops. In Gippsland there are some farmers dry sewing crops in...

Hay Report -22 March 2019

National Summary   Parts of the nation received some good rainfall this week. North coast NSW received follow-up rain and the Darling Downs welcomed their first substantial rain of the...

Hay Report -15 March 2019

National Summary   The move into autumn has brought about some changes in the market.   Rain fell in north coast NSW and southwest Western Australia this week but much more is...

Hay Report -1 March 2019

National Summary   The final week of summer has been hot and dry for all regions excluding the Atherton Tablelands and north coast NSW. Farmers in the Darling Downs are busy baling failed...

Hay Report -22 February 2019

National Summary Moving into the last week of February we can look back and reflect on the summer.         Bega received consistent rain and have been able to continue to...

Hay Report -8 February 2019

National Summary The weather and farm activity have a close relationship.        Rain has fallen this week in the Atherton Tablelands, Bega and parts of central west NSW and...

Hay Report -1 February 2019

National Summary As we move into our final month of summer the pace on the farm is changing.    Activity on the farm is starting to slow down for many farmers throughout the nation. For...

Hay Report -18 January 2019

National Summary As summer moves along things are starting to heat up.   There was no rainfall this week in the Darling Downs, north coast NSW, Victoria, South Australia, southwest Western...

Hay Report -11 January 2019

National Summary We are now in the midst of summer and activity on the farm is high.   Farmers are still making feed throughout the nation. Central South Australia’s straw and hay...

Hay Report – 4 January 2019

National Summary Farmers remain busy as we roll into the new year.   It has been a hot dry week for New South Wales, the Darling Downs, central South Australia, southwest Western Australia...

Hay Report – 21 December 2018

National Summary With Christmas around the corner all is quiet on the market.   Rains fell this week and provided some much needed moisture to soils in parts of the nation. These rains...

Hay Report – 14 December 2018

National Summary Rain is anticipated across the nation this week and farmers are preparing themselves for what this will bring. In north coast NSW, the Goulburn Valley, southeast South Australia...

Hay Report – 30 November 2018

National Summary The domestic hay market remains quiet as the end of spring looms.  Spring brought rain to parts of the drier regions in the nation. Some areas in central west NSW, Bega and...

Hay Report – 7 December 2018

National Summary As we move into summer farmers are anticipating the drying of soil.  Farmers have been making the most of the sunny weather and making hay in in north coast NSW, central west...

Hay Report – 16 November 2018

National Summary Only a couple of weeks away from summer things are starting to heat up.  It has been a dry, hot week throughout the nation with only parts of north coast NSW, Bega, southwest...

Hay Report – 9 November 2018

National Summary As time passes we get a clearer picture of this seasons hay supply. There is a high variety of hay on the market this season with lots of crops being turned into feed. Some of these...

Hay Report – 2 November 2018

National Summary With October now behind us the end of spring is drawing nearer. It has been a dry week throughout the nation with only the Darling Downs and parts of northwest Tasmania receiving...

Hay Report – 26 October 2018

National Summary As the day length continues to increase so does farm activity. While the weather has warmed we are still seeing frosts in some of the regions with both southwest Victoria and...

Hay Report – 12 October 2018

National Summary We cannot control the weather but it plays a large role in activity on farm. It has been a wet week in NSW, the Darling Downs and southeast South Australia. Southwest Victoria and...

Hay Report – 5 October 2018

National Summary As the day lengths increase so does activity on the farm. It is a busy week of cutting and baling. There are a lot of failed crops this season in Victoria and South Australia that...

Hay Report – 28 September 2018

National Summary A month into spring winter is now well behind us. New seasons supply is starting to come into the market. There are many failed crops this season that are being turned into hay and...

Hay Report – 14 September 2018

National Summary The new season a start some farmers are looking at what do with their crops. The weather has warmed this week with only central west NSW and central west South Australia reporting...

Hay Report – 7 September 2018

National Summary The first week of spring brings us closer to the next seasons harvest. Frosts were reported this week in Bega, and Gippsland. Light rains were recorded in north coast NSW, central...

Hay Report – 24 August 2018

National Summary As winter draws nearer to the end we look to spring and the warmer weather. Frosts were reported this week in central west NSW, north coast NSW, Bega, central South Australia,...

Hay Report – 17 August 2018

National Summary All along the eastern states the demand for fodder continues to be strong. Southeast South Australia, central South Australia, southwest Victoria, northwest Tasmania and southwest...

Hay Report – 10 August 2018

National Summary As another month draws to a close we look to the coming months and what they may bring. Warmer weather has been experienced through many of the regions this week. Regions in NSW...

Hay Report – 3 August 2018

National Summary As another month draws to a close we look to the coming months and what they may bring. Warmer weather has been experienced through many of the regions this week. Regions in NSW...

Hay Report – 20 July 2018

National Summary We are now halfway through winter and it is interesting to reflect on the season so far. Many regions have recorded below average rainfall. This lack of rain has impacted crops in...

Hay Report – 13 July 2018

National Summary As the last of the country’s winter planting window draws to a close in the Darling Downs, we anticipate the next seasons fodder supply. Some regions such as Western Victoria,...

Hay Report – 6 July 2018

National Summary As we enter into the middle of winter, plant growth appears to have varying results across the country. Some areas such as Tasmania, Western Victoria and South East South Australia...

Hay Report – 29 June 2018

National Summary Frosts are moving across the land throughout the country this week, as the end of the financial year looms. Growth potential of crops is limited by the cool weather. Although there...

Hay Report – 22 June 2018

National Summary There is limited supply of hay in Australia and demand remains strong across the country. There are reports of trucks on every main highway, delivering feed where it is needed. Most...

Hay Report – 15 June 2018

National Summary As winter settles in, demand for fodder is noticeably strong in all regions of the country. There are reports of trucks on every main highway, delivering feed where it is needed....

Hay Report – 1 June 2018

National Summary Rain has pushed through parts of the south-east of Australia and winter is beginning to settle in across the country. Cooler temperatures are being reported right across the east...

Hay Report – 25 May 2018

National Summary There is strong demand for feed right throughout the country and price firms accordingly as supply diminishes. Cooler temperatures are being reported right across the east and south...

Hay Report – 18 May 2018

National Summary Cold snaps, cooler temperatures and strong demand are in focus this week in the latest Hay Report. Cooler temperatures are being reported right across the east and south of...

Hay Report – 11 May 2018

National Summary Strong demand for fodder continues to exceed supply in Central and South New South Wales. Hay is being shifted around the country to where it is needed most, as parts of the...

Hay Report – 27 April 2018

National Summary Most agricultural regions of Australia continue to experience dry conditions in the lead up to a predicted wet winter for the southeastern corner. Hay trucks and road trains...

Hay Report – 13 April 2018

National Summary Demand for fodder is far exceeding supply in Central and South New South Wales. Australia continues to shift hay around the country to where it is needed most, as the southeastern...

Hay Report – 6 April 2018

National Summary Some changes in the hay market have started to surface this week, with demand picking up in Central NSW and Northern Victoria and appearing to be steady throughout the rest of the...

Hay Report – 23 March 2018

National Summary There has been little change in the hay market this week, with demand appearing to be steady throughout the country. Western Victoria and Bega have both been hit with devastating...

Hay Report – 16 March 2018

National Summary There has been little change in the hay market this week, with demand appearing to be steady throughout the country. Ex-Tropical Cyclone Linda off the southern Queensland coast has...

Hay Report – 9 March 2018

National Summary There has been little change in the hay market this week, with demand appearing to be steady throughout the country. There are no price changes noted across the country. New season...

Hay Report – 2 March 2018

National Summary The domestic fodder market is in an exciting state of flux, as we enter the first week of autumn in Australia. Demand is concentrated around central New South Wales, eastern...

Hay Report – 23 February 2018

National Summary Domestic fodder prices have begun to firm around Australia in the last week of summer. Noticeable price firms are in the Central West of New South Wales and Darling Downs in...

Hay Report – 09 February 2018

National Summary There is a current sense of change emerging in the fodder market at present. Demand appears to be beginning to firm in packets of eastern regions of Australia, mainly centered...

Hay Report – 2 February 2018

National Summary The fodder market is fairly steady throughout Australia at present. Demand appears to be beginning to firm in the north-eastern regions of Australia, around Darling Downs and...

Hay Report – 19 January 2018

National Summary Demand for fodder is on the cusp of a change as we enter the second half of summer. Hay trading appears to be picking up only very slightly in the far south of Australia as January...

Hay Report – 12 January 2018

National Summary Hay trading appears to be picking up slightly in the far south of Australia as January temperatures begin to heat up. Areas that received little rainfall in late spring and December...

Hay Report – 5 January 2018

National Summary Hay trading across the country remains mostly steady, and in some areas slow. Growers and contractors in the east have finished cutting, curing, baling and packing away in sheds for...

Hay Report – 22 December 2017

National Summary Another hay season is mostly complete around Australia, with the lead up to Christmas festivities next week. Growers and contractors in the east have finished cutting, curing,...

Hay Report – 15 December 2017

National Summary The Australian fodder industry is fairly dormant at this time of year as the focus on farm turns to grain harvesting. There is very little demand for feed at present, with green...

Hay Report – 8 December 2017

National Summary Heavy rainfall dominated most of the Australian wheat belt region in the past week. The rains stretched from South Australia through to most of Victoria and Tasmania, and reached...

Hay Report – 1 December 2017

National Summary Although summer has just begun, it seems that rainfall is dominating the southern Australian forecasting, extended haymaking season. There is very little demand across Australia for...

Hay Report – 24 November 2017

National Summary There is very little demand across Australia for fodder, as the country transitions from Spring to Summer. New season harvests are starting to trickle into the market, which will...

Hay Report – 17 November 2017

National Summary The hay market remains largely inactive this week with very little demand, trade and interest and as a result. Prices are beginning to change as new season harvests are coming onto...

Hay Report – 3 November 2017

National Summary The hay market remains largely inactive this week with very little demand, trade and interest and as a result, no change to prices reported. The focus for growers remains almost...

Hay Report – 27 October 2017

National Summary With a few exceptions in those very dry regions around the country, the hay market is predominantly dormant with very little demand, trade and interest and as a result, virtually no...

Hay Report – 13 October 2017

National Summary The hay market is in a hiatus at the moment with very little demand, trade and interest and as a result, no change to prices reported. It seems buyers are happy to sit out of the...

Hay Report – 13 October 2017

National Summary The hay market is in a hiatus at the moment with very little demand, trade and interest and as a result, no change to prices reported. It seems buyers are happy to sit out of the...

Hay Report – 6 October 2017

National Summary The hay market was largely subdued again this week with virtually no change to prices reported. The focus for growers has turned to the timing of current silage and hay production...

Hay Report – 22 September 2017

National Summary The hay market was subdued again this week as trading took a back seat and the focus for growers began to turn to cutting silage and hay. For many regions this has come earlier than...

Hay Report – 15 September 2017

National Summary The demand for hay remained subdued and mostly unchanged this week despite a greater push from southern growers looking to clear sheds of last season’s product. Some prices...

Hay Report – 8 September 2017

National Summary Hay trading continues to be subdued across much of the country as farmers wait and assess the full potential of the coming season. While there are already signs suggesting the north...

Hay Report – 1 September 2017

National Summary There exists varying levels of supply and demand around the country for all fodder types. The onset of spring and warmer weather is bringing optimism for a return to pasture growth...

Hay Report – 25 August 2017

National Summary Varied levels of supply and demand now exist around the country with contrasting reports from the north and south. Southern regions continue to have good access to fodder. Cereal is...

Hay Report – 18 August 2017

National Summary There were limited changes to hay prices this week as steady trading continued for the most part around the country. The north still fields most of the demand where fodder supplies...

Hay Report – 4 August 2017

National Summary Hay prices remained steady across most regions this week and continue to hold well back from this time last year. The price of fodder is in many cases reflective of its quality. The...

Hay Report – 28 July 2017

National Summary Hay trading continued at a steady pace in most regions around the country this week. While most demand is still coming from the north, farmers in the south have steadily reinstated...

Hay Report – 14 July 2017

National Summary This week we saw most regions around the country return to an active market of hay trading. Demand is still relatively low from farmers, but many are now topping up sheds to combat...

Hay Report – 7 July 2017

National Summary The slow and steady increase in enquiry for hay was noted in most regions around the nation again this week. Cool, dry conditions and in many cases frosts have in the past month...

Hay Report – 30 June 2017

National Summary Another dry week around the nation has pulled back expectations for winter crops in most parts of the country. A number of major southern hay making areas have now been added to a...

Hay Report – 22 June 2017

National Summary This week around the country we saw an increasing variance in supply, demand and outlook for the season ahead between different corners of the country To the north, supply of...

Hay Report – 16 June 2017

National Summary Reports from around the country suggest a generally slow hay market with only pockets of interested buyers as we head into the thick of winter. In the south there are early...

Hay Report – 1 June 2017

National Summary This week was another subdued one for hay trading throughout much of the country. Most farmers have a good supply of feed, much of which they have produced on- farm. The majorities...

Hay Report – 26 May 2017

National Summary This week, our reports have shown an increasing divide in terms of supply between northern and southern regions. In the north hay stocks are running thin and due to a mixed break it...

Hay Report – 19 May 2017

National Summary There were limited changes to the hay prices again this week with a slow market being reported by most hay traders around the country. Both demand and prices were seemingly on the...

Hay Report – 12 May 2017

National Summary Hay trading around the country continued at a relatively slow pace this week with a low demand being reported by hay traders. A small lift was noted in enquiry in the south as...

Hay Report – 28 April 2017

National Summary There were no major changes to hay prices this week as a slow market continued and farmers showed minimal interest in purchased fodder. Whilst demand in the north has slowed with...

Hay Report – 21 April 2017

National Summary The hay market remains in a very subdued state again this week around the regions with little trading and at best, marginal demand. Supply in the north is still under pressure...

Hay Report – 7 April 2017

National Summary The hay market remained relatively quiet around the nation this week with little trading done in most regions. Supply in the north is still under pressure with the level of demand...

Hay Report – 24 February 2017

National Summary There were no major changes to hay prices this week with a mostly slow hay market being reported around the nation. While there has been a notable lift in interest and enquiry,...

Hay Report – 10 February 2017

National Summary This week we heard further reports of a drying north, a saturated west and a mostly slow south for hay trading. The growing contrast between northern and southern regions continued...

Hay Report – 20 January 2017

National Summary Once again this week there were only low levels of hay trading reported around the country. The abundance of new season fodder in most regions has created a positive outlook for...

Hay Report – 13 January 2017

National Summary A return to a slow yet active market was evident this week with a number of trucks now moving fodder around the country. Buying in small volumes lifted, mostly from feedlotters in...

Hay Report – 23 December 2016

National Summary Large volumes of fodder continue to be produced around the country with good supply now being reported in most regions. The massive influx of hay is already exceeding that of last...

Hay Report – 9 December 2016

National Summary There were no major changes to hay prices this week with growers and hay buyers seemingly settling into a comfortable price point. The amount of trading taking place is still quite...

Hay Report – 2 December 2016

National Summary There were limited changes to hay prices this week with the market still to truly get going. Harvest is ongoing with mixed albeit improved results being reported. A number of hay...

Hay Report – 25 November 2016

National Summary With more and more hay hitting the ground, we began to get a clearer picture of the feed situation around the nation this week. Prices are still fluctuating in some areas as growers...

Hay Report – 11 November 2016

National Summary This week the harvest continued as the primary focus around the country with limited hay trading reported. Changes we did see were a number of price reductions, as an influx of new...

Hay Report – 4 November 2016

National Summary With most of the country now drying out and showing consistent signs of spring, harvest has switched into top gear and remains the focus for growers. This has seen a great deal of...

Hay Report – 28 October 2016

National Summary There were few reports of hay trading this week as demand remains low from the majority of farmers around the country. A focus on home grown feed is likely to see less hay bought...

Hay Report – 21 October 2016

National Summary With the focus still on the harvest at hand, little hay continues to be traded around the country. What is being traded is of small volumes and having little impact on the market...

Hay Report – 7 October 2016

National Summary Once again this week we have witnessed little price movement and a sluggish hay market reported around the country. With the focus now firmly on the season ahead, we are seeing a...

Hay Report – 30 September 2016

National Summary With harvest now underway in a number of regions around the country and others simply waiting out continuing rainfall; hay trading has largely been put on hold. There is a great...

Hay Report – 23 September 2016

National Summary Few changes were recorded in the hay market again this week as the trend of minimal buying and a lull in demand continued throughout the country. This is a predictable situation for...

Hay Report – 19 August 2016

National Summary There were few changes to hay prices this week as limited trading took place across the country. Most growers are now focussed on the new season ahead with comments on the outlook...

Hay Report – 12 August 2016

National Summary This week we saw a mostly slow hay market reported across the nation. This has been the case for a number of weeks and the same factors continue to have an impact on trading. These...

Hay Report – 22 July 2016

National Summary This week we heard similar reports around the nation of a generally slow hay market and limited interest in buying. A number of farmers are attributing this to the time of year and...

Hay Report – 15 July 2016

National Summary Despite two weeks since our last report, there were limited changes in hay prices this week. Many farmers put this down to the time of year, with new crops in and seemingly going...

Hay Report – 1 July 2016

National Summary This week, we saw less buying recorded again in most regions around the nation. The slowing in market activity is in some cases reflective of a more positive outlook for farmers and...

Hay Report – 24 June 2016

National Summary With winter now in full swing and new crops off to a mostly positive start, this week we saw a general slowing in the fodder market around the country. In the Northern regions,...

Hay Report – 17 June 2016

National Summary This week around the nation we saw a general easing in demand for purchased fodder. This has come off the back of substantial rainfall and a promising cropping season looking...

Hay Report – 3 June 2016

National Summary This week we have seen a general slowing of demand however there are yet to be any real price changes being observed yet. Rainfall is being noted as one of the drivers for the...